Going Paperless

Jeb Molony

     The concept of a paperless office is more of a dream than a reality for most businesses. Because the technology has not existed to allow for a paperless environment businesses have file cabinets, attics or closets, and offsite storage units all overflowing with paper. Professional practices with regulatory guidelines for document storage often require the retention of client documents for years after the work is completed. For these businesses the files begin to pile up, become unorganized, and in most cases the files are not disposed of after the retention period because they are not organized for disposal. The lack of organization means the document retention process has a direct adverse effect on a company’s bottom line.      Any service business typically has a minimum operating expense of 50%. With margins already thin the need to eliminate costs is crucial. Paper documents not only cause immediate expenses but… Read more!